Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is implementing a clean street food hub programme so that people can eat without worrying about hygiene. 144 clusters has been identified across the country that would be audited by FSSAI along with state authorities for cleanliness and hygiene. This initiative will improve the prospects of around 20 lakh street food vendors in India as well as give tourism a boost. FSSAI also wants food served in schools, offices and hospitals to come under its initiatives.
Arbind Singh, national coordinator of National Association of Street Vendors of India said that such certified street vending zones provide safe, tasty and affordable eating options for citizens and tourists, along with the local ambience and flavor.
The organization also ordered online from Zomato and Swiggy to delist restaurants and food business operators that do not comply with its regulations.